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British Indian Ocean Territory: Military Bases

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL15237, tabled on 22 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to secure the future of the military base on Diego Garcia by negotiating a settlement of the sovereignty dispute with the government of Mauritius.

Answered on

29 April 2021

There are no current plans for negotiations with the Government of Mauritius on the future of BIOT. We remain open to dialogue with Mauritius on matters of shared interest, including BIOT and its Marine Protected Area (MPA).